Senator Cory Booker (D-NY) may have said he’s not interested in running for president, but he could’ve fooled us.
At this point, the former New Jersey mayor is making himself far too likable. NorthJersey.com reports that on Tuesday, Booker will be introducing a bill to legalize marijuana nationwide.
The bill, which is titled the Marijuana Justice Act, would not only legalize Mary Jane, but would also require those currently incarcerated for marijuana related offenses to be re-sentenced. The bill would expunge marijuana use and possession crimes.
Whether Booker — whose character has been called into question on multiple occasions—had any political motivation for creating the bill, reservations aside, we’re here for this.
“Our country’s drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed,” Booker, whose spent an admirable amount of his political career making efforts related to criminal justice reform, said in a statement obtained by NorthJersey.com. “They don’t make our communities any safer — instead they divert critical resources from fighting violent crimes, tear families apart, unfairly impact low-income communities and communities of color and waste billions in taxpayer dollars each year.”